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Publishers Phase Out Piracy Protection on Audio Books

New York Times – “Some of the largest book publishers in the world are stripping away the anticopying software on digital downloads of audio books.”

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Download This

Motoko Rich – ““Hi, I’m Stephen Colbert, and I am no fan of books.” So opens the audiobook version of that late-night-cable comedian’s “I Am America (And So Can You!),” which Mr. Colbert and his publisher definitely want fans to buy — in several versions.”

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Audiobook News

Andrew Adam Newman – “The company that has given Apple’s iTunes the most competition in the song-download arena will now compete with it in selling audiobooks, too. Beginning tomorrow, eMusic, which is second to iTunes in music download sales, will offer more than a thousand books for download, with many of them costing far less than on iTunes.”

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Is Listening Cheating?

NYT – “Janice Raspen, a librarian at an elementary school in Fredericksburg, Va., came clean with her book club a couple years ago. They were discussing “A Fine Balance,” a novel set in India in the 1970s by Rohinton Mistry and an Oprah’s Book Club pick, when she told the group — all fellow teachers — that rather than read the book, she had listened to an audio version.” (via)

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